kmckiernan68, Other/Just Looking in Brooklyn, NY

Research says there is alot of crime. What are the statistics?

Asked by kmckiernan68, Brooklyn, NY Thu Sep 27, 2012

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There are 2 wonderful resources regarding crime as with any neighborhood I've discovered, the story can be quite different even block to block. The first is where you're at-- Trulia. Search an address, then scroll down to the map where the little pins with the prices are on the house's page. There's a CRIME tab at the top of the map. Click on it and you get not only a color-coding assessment of crime there and surrounding, but if you scroll over the black dots with the numbers you get a list of the actual crimes and dates. Also below will be a list of nearby crimes and dates. My clients found a home on Streeteasy, went to it, loved it, loved the price, were ready to make an offer and then I pointed them to this-- 5 murders (and we're talking shootings in the head and 1 was a woman) on the block and they have a 5 year old! I'm all for changing neighborhoods, but gangs do exist in NYC and unless you're very adventurous I'd steer clear of them when home buying. Street easy has crime statistics as supplied by NYC. While this is wonderful and shows that Bed-Stuy has an amazing decrease in crime almost 10-fold over the last decade, it's a big neighborhood. I'd stick with the Trulia map.
BTW if you're shopping I know most of the inventory and rebate 10% of my commission back to buyer at closing. Thanks! Ann
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 29, 2012
You may visit .Also you may talk to the local police station.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 30, 2012
Dear kmckiernan68:

I personally feel as though demand is and has been growing in the area which is good. In the end, it is a matter of personal preference. "Is it safe" is a subjective question, think of people you know who refuse to fly because they feel it is unsafe!

You need to visit the neighborhood, hang around late at night and do some detective work. Visit the local police station and talk to them. Do research into crime statistics online. Talk to people that you may know who live in the area. Then you will know if it is right for you! Good luck!

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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